Elitecore Enables Menatelecom to offer the first Nationwide LTE Service in the kingdom of Bahrain
Mumbai and Dubai, June 23, 2014
Elitecore Technologies, a leading provider of Integrated Policy, Charging and Revenue Management solutions, announces that its LTE revenue and customer management platform has successfully enabled Menatelecom, Bahrain to implement its LTE Network roll-out in coexistence with its ongoing WiMAX Network. Supporting up to 200,000 subscribers, Elitecore platform has supported complete WiMAX-to-LTE Transformation for Menatelecom by upgrading the existing Elitecore WiMAX platform to support LTE + WiMAX components through cost-effective integration with 3rd party Evolved Packet Core (LTE-EPC) components achieving smooth activation of multiple prepaid-postpaid services such as Voice, Data and bundled offerings (LTE + WiMAX services). The Elitecore platform was ready to go live in just 3 months.
Elitecore has offered a converged Product Portfolio enabling the operator to launch new LTE and WiMAX Data & Voice /IMS services on a single platform while allowing seamless integration between Services and Products for faster time-to-market. Online charging of prepaid VoIP and data services over IMS has achieved more competitive and innovative prepaid plans along with single point-of-sale portals to ensure real time customer acquisition and service enablement.
Mr Abdul Razak Jawahery, Chairman of Menatelecom, commented 'At Menatelecom, our aim is to deliver a unique customer experience for all our users. We have been the first to introduce nationwide 4G LTE services in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We chose Elitecore for its customer-centric focus. The whole project was successfully delivered meeting our key business requirements of integration with the existing ecosystem, performance optimization and operational efficiencies at minimum CapEx, speedily initiate new offerings and enhance overall customer experience. Elitecore is operating Menatelecom's BSS on a managed services basis to become the custodian of our IT system ensuring the implementation of our LTE platform and the migration of existing services without a single issue.'
Mr. Nikhil Jain, MD & CEO of Elitecore, said, 'LTE's promise of high speed bandwidth and ubiquitous reach is making several operators shift from WiMAX to LTE or have them co- exist. Elitecore has proven itself as a reliable partner for Service Providers to address their migration challenges from WiMAX to LTE and offers the flexibility of either pre-integrated stack, or standalone modular components. Our LTE Revenue and customer management platform enables operators with 'Concept-to-Cash' Solution which is scalable, agile and efficient.'
Mr. Jain continued, 'We would also like to thank Menatelecom for this opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities and implement our world-class network solutions. We wish them success with their state-of-the-art 4G LTE network'.
Elitecore's LTE revenue and customer management platform offers a real-time, pre-integrated stack of BSS (Online Charging, Convergent Billing, Provisioning) and EPC offerings (PCRF, DSC and 3GPPAAA) for operators to speedily rollout its 4G/LTE, IMS services and enhance overall customer experience through a single convergent platform. The platform facilitates smooth transition to IP-based network while providing unified controls of prepaid & postpaid services & real-time provisioning- activation for rapid customer acquisition. It supports faster and cost-effective integration and interoperability as a result of proven integration experience with top EPC vendors. Elitecore has over 14+ yrs experience as a broadband solution provider with Successful LTE case studies.
Elitecore Technologies is a Carlyle Group investee global IT product company providing BSS alongside packet core with flexibility of modular as well as pre-integrated offerings. Elitecore offerings are compatible to large vendor ecosystem leading to CSP's requirement of faster time to market and better TCO. Being a traditional IP solutions player, Elitecore products are highly responsive to next-generation services, fulfilling operator monetization needs across all access networks.
Menatelecom is an investment subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain), and the first company in the World to launch a nationwide WiMAX 802.16e end-to-end network and the first telecoms operator in the Kingdom of Bahrain to launch a nationwide 4G LTE network.
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